Apr 24, 2013 7:30am EDT
inefficient, and often simply unfair. i've spoken to law enforcement officials can immigration attorneys, government officials at every level. everyone agrees as to the magnitude of this problem, but when it comes to solutions the ones we've heard, the one poll we've heard what sounds like a call for open borders, amnesty with little regard for the rule of law or our national security. from the other pole we've heard a call for closed borders and deportation. which seems to have too little regard for human dignity and potential victims at the expense of our national identity. we are a nation of immigrants. with such strong and opposing forces we heard plenty of rhetoric and have seen no workable solutions until perhaps now. in the midst of this confusion i as a pastor, wonder what god has to say. i read enrollment 13, let every person be subject to the governing authorities for there is no authority except from god. and those that exist have been instituted by god. therefore, whoever resists the authorities resists what god has appointed to those who resist will incur judgment.
Apr 19, 2013 6:00am EDT
contrary to law. so i would just ask if you would personally review this ofhis regulation and make an independent judgment as secretary as to whetr you to tkelas pediatricright cyth dental. >> center, -- senator, i will commit to do that. i know that concerns have been raised about what is a proposed regulation, the comment. is still much -- very much still open so this is not a subtle form of going forward, but i hear your concerns. we have heard them from a number of people and i will commit to taking a personal look at exactly what the impacts will be on the very families who want to serve. >> thank you. i appreciate that. >> senator thune. >> thank you, mr. chairman, and madam secretary, welcome back to committee. thank you for being here. i have worked with several of my colleagues on this committee on a white paper which we issued yesterday, and it outlines concerns that we have about the electronic health record program which was created by the stevens bill and one of the chief concerns is the program wasn't thoughtfully planned and that cms and the office of national corridor
Apr 18, 2013 6:00am EDT
official, law enforcement, they really present us with a set of complex questions. and above all, though, i have to repeat that the justice department, our federal united states department of justice, has the responsibility to enforce the controlled substances act. and that remains unchanged. to -- no state, no executive can nullify a statute that's been passed by congress. as the department of justice has noted, though, federal drug enforcement resources -- just like i did as a police chief -- we prioritize and target the serious crimes. serious crimes of drug dealing, violent crime and trafficking. and let's be clear that law enforcement officials take an oath of office to uphold federal law, and they're going to continue to pursue drug traffickers and drug dealers and transnational criminal organizations, all of which weaken our communities, and they pose very serious threats to our nation. and too often discussions about marijuana, though, dwell on this issue of legalization and whether making the drug more widely and easily available -- which it would be when it becomes legal in tho
Apr 23, 2013 6:00am EDT
. i don't know what the law is spent we will make a request on that and appreciate your follow up on it. we go now to karen bass of california. >> thank you, mr. chair. i want to congratulate secretary kerry on your appointment, and also join my colleagues in expressing my condolences. >> thank you. >> i look forward to working with you, and especially working with the committed men and women at the state department. i have to tell you that i've really enjoyed working directly with the state department and i'm honored to have an excellent pearson fell in my office who i am looking forward to continuing to work with me. as the ranking member of the african subcommittee all wanted to share with you several priority issues i hope you will consider. first of all come u.s.-africa trade relations. number two, the importance of development assistance programs, including global hiv/aids funding through pepfar. number three, support for peacekeeping operations. as you know the u.n. is considering establishing a peacekeeping force and mali and there's already a substantial peacekeeping mission
Apr 16, 2013 6:00am EDT
with highest standards of the epa administrator. >> i will abide by the highest standard that the law and the science asks me to do, and we'll be having good conversations to make sure that you hold me to that. >> that's a good. i mentioned the brick company making those items that make american homes better and better. in 2005, henry brick spent 1.5 million on dry line that remove pollutants. i'm told that will remove 90% of the pollutants. other brick company spent 100 million so far. but then an event occurred. sierra club filed a lawsuit, as many environmental groups do, challenging the epa rule. and a 2007 after the initiate come in to comply with epa's rules, according -- a court invalidated that. the epa, their office on your leadership entered a settlement agreement with sierra club establishing a much more ambitious schedule for finalizing new and more stringent brick macworld. so onto the proposed consent, epa must propose a new rule of august of this year and finalize it by july of 2014, is that correct? >> that is the current settlement schedule i believe, but i can get ba
Apr 17, 2013 7:30am EDT
certainly want our leaders and our law enforcement to do everything necessary. but i must tell you a couple of gabe stories before i go there -- through my remarks. the first being triggered byron's comment about -- ron's comment about computer support. i when i first told ben, his brother, that gabe was in computer support for the office the reaction was dad, you've got to be kidding. [laughter] gabe was not computer tech especially. somebody needed out how to figure out how to do it so he did it. the other thing i want to mention was a tail of courage -- talent of courage. not exactly gabe's courage. there was a shooting in southeast arizona, a rancher was shot. there was great fury over it. and gabey decided she needed to meet with the ranchers directly and understand their concerns. gabe was talking about the preparation for for this and i listened awhile and said son, these people are very upset. it's awfully brave of you and your boss to talk to these people. he said, actually, i recommended against it. it's her idea. and it went very well. they appreciate it. and this is the k
Apr 24, 2013 2:00am EDT
responsibility congress has given me by law. >> you believe you have that responsibility? >> i do. >> you believe many systemic risks and too big to fail expectations of large institutions will be ended? >> but there are threats out there. >> by perspective is limited and more recent. i was not here in washington or directly involved of the financial crisis. i was the treasurer of ohio at the time. . .